Bethamy Linton is a fourth generation silversmith and jeweller who lives in the hills outside Perth.
Immersed in the family business of metalsmithing practically from birth, Bethamy started formally working with her father making silver flatware and restoring antiques from the age of 16. Later she trained formally and in apprenticeships and mentorships in fine jewellery, art and object design.
Bethamy has always maintained a busy studio practice as well as teaching, including as Lecturer in the Advanced Diploma course at the North Metropolitan TAFE from 2011 to 2017. She has exhibited widely and her works are held in numerous private collections as well as the public collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, City of Swan, and recently acquired for the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Bethamy is a member of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Western Australia (JMGA-WA).
We’ve enjoyed getting to know Bethamy over the last few years and were delighted that she participated in the Adorn Forum that we hosted in partnership with the City of Joondalup in 2019. Read the short Q&A with Bethamy as Maker of the Week.
Bethamy welcomes commissions to create bespoke handmade pieces to adorn the body and also your table; she exhibits regularly and also offers workshops in a variety of metalsmithing techniques, for beginners to more experienced students.
Find Bethamy online and at these outlets ::
Aspects of King Park, FOUND at Fremantle Art Centre, Mundaring Arts Centre and Eclectic Artisans.